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LoyalAppleGeek

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09-08-2016 10:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ras radial arm saw craftsman sears recall retrofit upgrade modification kit blade guard handle table

Greetings and salutations Lumberjocks!

I’m looking for the retrofit kit from the recall put out on Craftsman Radial Arm Saws. My saw was built in 1977, model number 113.19771.

Anyone who is getting rid of/disposing of their RAS, or has the retrofit kit and is unhappy with or has no need for it, please send me a direct message titled “RAS Retrofit”.

Thank you all,

Loyal Apple Geek.


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jonlruss

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#1 posted 09-13-2016 08:03 PM

Did you check with the recall site to see if they still have the kit for your model?

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MrUnix

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#2 posted 09-13-2016 08:10 PM

They only offer the $100 now – the kits have long since been gone. I got the kit for mine years ago – the new blade guard and handle are a PITA and interferes with the fence, particularly when it’s in the rear position. The only useful part of the kit was the new table – which is just a couple pieces of MDF. Worked out great for me as my table was pretty trashed and I was just about to go to the BORG and buy some new MDF anyway :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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sbarlin

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#3 posted 09-13-2016 11:22 PM

I have a retrofit kit but I don’t know what saw it fits. I sold the saw without using the kit.

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LoyalAppleGeek

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#4 posted 09-14-2016 04:48 AM


They only offer the $100 now – the kits have long since been gone. I got the kit for mine years ago – the new blade guard and handle are a PITA and interferes with the fence, particularly when it s in the rear position. The only useful part of the kit was the new table – which is just a couple pieces of MDF. Worked out great for me as my table was pretty trashed and I was just about to go to the BORG and buy some new MDF anyway :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Yep Brad! Sure did. They have a few in stock, but not for my saw.

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 09-14-2016 11:43 AM

This is actually a first for me, seeing someone who wants the kit instead of the $100 (I understand you’re happy with the saw). I’m sure someone has one, finding that person may take some patience.

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greenacres2

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#6 posted 09-14-2016 05:56 PM

I saved the blade guard with shield when I sent my motor in for the $100, maybe it would fit your saw. I’ll check the model number when I get home next Monday if you like. (i also raided a good variety of nuts, bolts, cursors, a pair of miter gears from the elevation crank—good bunch of clutter i saved!!) The replacement table has been repurposed into a few jigs and a few sizes of back tables for my Dewalt GWI.

If it were me—i’d take the bounty and find a 1950’s to 1970’s Dewalt GWI, MBF or similar. With a little clean-up and fresh bearings those can be lifetime saws.

earl

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Cooler

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#7 posted 09-14-2016 06:38 PM

I got the kit; I replaced the old blade guard which would not allow the use of a dado set, but my table was in good shape and I have that as a backup.

Just because they ran out does not make them exempt from liability. The reason they made the replacements available was to head off lawsuits.

Sears did not make the saws and you should point out to Sears that their supplier’s decision not to make the blade guard available puts them in a serious liability situation. They may be able to get this done anyhow.

I never figured out why they supplied the table too. But the blade guard was essential.

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Loren

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#8 posted 09-14-2016 07:51 PM

I checked and noticed the website for the recall is finally
working. I tried 5-6 times in the past and they neither
returned calls, answered the phone or had the site
working.

where does one find the serial # on a Craftsman RAS?

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Cooler

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#9 posted 09-14-2016 08:00 PM



I checked and noticed the website for the recall is finally
working. I tried 5-6 times in the past and they neither
returned calls, answered the phone or had the site
working.

where does one find the serial # on a Craftsman RAS?

- Loren

Look on page one: http://www.radialarmsawrecall.com/determinemodels.aspx


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LoyalAppleGeek

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#10 posted 09-14-2016 10:13 PM

Just a quick note to say i’ve been replaying to the great people here via direct message, don’t worry, I haven’t forget about you :)

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LoyalAppleGeek

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#11 posted 09-14-2016 11:46 PM

Whoops, bad typos there LOL. Adds to the character of the post, right?

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bigblockyeti

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#12 posted 09-15-2016 12:11 AM

I’m not sure if this would fit yours or not, but it’s new and the saws changed little over time after the top went from cast iron to die cast aluminum: http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/tls/5771965640.html

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LoyalAppleGeek

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#13 posted 09-15-2016 12:23 AM



I m not sure if this would fit yours or not, but it s new and the saws changed little over time after the top went from cast iron to die cast aluminum: http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/tls/5771965640.html

- bigblockyeti

Just looked into it. It’s the wrong saw, but wow, great condition! Thank you for sharing, this community has been incredibly helpful!

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ArtMann

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#14 posted 09-15-2016 12:56 AM

I got the retrofit kit and partially installed it. The fix was so poorly engineered that I restored the original configuration. I sold the saw and the buyer didn’t want it either so I threw it away.

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LoyalAppleGeek

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#15 posted 09-15-2016 01:34 AM

I understand, but don’t worry. I’ve researched everything very heavily and am well aware of what I want and don’t want. Don’t let that keep you from making suggestions though, I’m happy to get all the information I can :-)

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